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					                                             Common Data Set 2004-05


SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE CDS FOR 2004-05

The items listed below are shaded in yellow throughout the spreadsheet's worksheets.

NEW ITEMS

A0A        Request for feedback about problematic items.

CHANGED ITEMS

C8         The "Entrance Exams" section has been changed to reflect the changes in the SAT and ACT that will affect
           students applying in Fall 2006.
I-1        The "Instructional Faculty" section's definitions have been improved and a table now indicates who should
           be included in or excluded from full- and part-time counts.
J          The instructions for the "Degrees Conferred" section now instruct respondents to base percentages on
           majors, not headcount.

PERMANENTLY DELETED OR TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUED ITEMS

E4-E8      The "Library Collections" section has been removed until a new Academic Libraries Survey is in the field.


DEFINITIONS

H          Financial Aid Glossary: The definition of financial aid awarded has been clarified to mean "aid offered."
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                                      A. General Information
A0   Respondent Information (Not for Publication)
A0   Name:                                      Jackie Stewart
A0   Title:                                     Director
A0   Office:                                    Institutional Research
A0   Mailing Address:                           2500 Walton Way
A0   City/State/Zip/Country:                    Augusta, GA 30904-2500
A0   Phone:                                     706 737-1492
A0   Fax:                                       706 737-2212
A0   E-mail Address:                            jstewart@aug.edu
A0   Are your responses to the CDS posted for reference on your institution's Web site?                       Yes   No
                                                                                                          X
A0   If yes, please provide the URL of the corresponding Web page:
                                                  http://www.aug.edu/institutional_research

A0A We invite you to indicate if there are items on the CDS for which you cannot use the requested
    analytic convention, cannot provide data for the cohort requested, whose methodology is unclear, or
    about which you have questions or comments in general. This information will not be published but
    will help the publishers further refine CDS items.




A1   Address Information
A1   Name of College/University:            Augusta State University
A1   Mailing Address:                       2500 Walton Way
A1       City/State/Zip/Country:            Augusta, GA 30904-2500
A1   Street Address (if different):
A1       City/State/Zip/Country:
A1   Main Phone Number:                     737-1401
A1   WWW Home Page Address:                 www.aug.edu
A1   Admissions Phone Number:               706 737-1632
A1   Admissions Toll-Free Phone Number:     1-800-341-4373
A1   Admissions Office Mailing Address:     2500 Walton Way
A1       City/State/Zip/Country:            Augusta, GA 30904-2500
A1   Admissions Fax Number:                 706 667-4355
A1   Admissions E-mail Address:             admissio@aug.edu
A1   Is there a separate URL application    http://www.aug.edu/admissions
     site on the Internet? If so, please
     specify:

A2   Source of institutional control (Check only one):
A2   Public                                 X
A2   Private (nonprofit)
A2   Proprietary

A3   Classify your undergraduate institution:
A3   Coeducational college                 X
A3   Men's college
A3   Women's college

A4   Academic year calendar:
A4   Semester                                 X
A4   Quarter
A4   Trimester
A4   4-1-4
A4   Continuous
A4   Differs by program (describe):

A4   Other (describe):


A5   Degrees offered by your institution:
A5   Certificate                              X
A5   Diploma
A5   Associate                                X
A5   Transfer Associate                       X
A5   Terminal Associate                       X
A5   Bachelor's                               X
A5   Postbachelor's certificate
A5   Master's                                 X
A5   Post-master's certificate
A5   Doctoral
A5   First professional
A5   First professional certificate




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                            B. ENROLLMENT AND PERSISTENCE
B1   Institutional Enrollment - Men and Women Provide numbers of students for each of the following
     categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2004.
B1                                                       FULL-TIME                           PART-TIME
B1                                                Men              Women                Men           Women
B1   Undergraduates
B1   Degree-seeking, first-time
     freshmen                                            335                513                 40           75
B1   Other first-year, degree-seeking
B1   All other degree-seeking                          1,005              1,757               495         1,188
B1   Total degree-seeking                              1,340              2,270               535         1,263
B1   All other undergraduates enrolled
     in credit courses                                     2                  6                 32           54
B1   Total undergraduates                              1,342              2,276               567         1,317
B1   First-Professional
B1   First-time, first-professional
     students
B1   All other first-professionals
B1   Total first-professional                               0                  0                  0            0
B1   Graduate
B1   Degree-seeking, first-time                            14                 43                 27           45
B1   All other degree-seeking                              63                140                 78          215
B1   All other graduates enrolled in
     credit courses                                        20                 30                 62          114
B1   Total graduate                                        97                213                167          374
B1   Total all undergraduates                                                                             5,502
B1   Total all graduate and professional students                                                           851
B1   GRAND TOTAL ALL STUDENTS                                                                             6,353

B2   Enrollment by Racial/Ethnic Category. Provide numbers of undergraduate students for each of the
     following categories as of the institution's official fall reporting date or as of October 15, 2004. Include
     international students only in the category "Nonresident aliens." Complete the "Total Undergraduates"
     column only if you cannot provide data for the first two columns.
B2                                                                                                           Total
                                                                                 Degree-Seeking
                                                            Degree-Seeking                             Undergraduates
                                                                                 Undergraduates
                                                              First-Time                              (both degree- and
                                                                                (include first-time
                                                              First Year                                 non-degree-
                                                                                    first-year)
                                                                                                           seeking)
B2   Nonresident aliens                                                   7                    50                   50
B2   Black, non-Hispanic                                                287                 1,503                1,512
B2   American Indian or Alaska Native                                     3                    17                   17
B2   Asian or Pacific Islander                                           38                   146                  155
B2   Hispanic                                                            30                   157                  157
B2   White, non-Hispanic                                                698                 3,535                3,611
B2   Race/ethnicity unknown
B2   TOTAL                                                            1,063                 5,408                5,502

     Persistence
B3   Number of degrees awarded from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004
B3   Certificate/diploma



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B3   Associate degrees                                46
B3   Bachelor's degrees                              518
B3   Postbachelor's certificates
B3   Master's degrees                                130
B3   Post-Master's certificates
B3   Doctoral degrees
B3   First professional degrees
B3   First professional certificates

     Graduation Rates
     The items in this section correspond to data elements collected by the IPEDS Web-based Data Collection
     System's Graduation Rate Survey (GRS). For complete instructions and definitions of data elements, see
     the IPEDS GRS instructions and glossary on the 2004 Web-based survey.

     For Bachelor's or Equivalent Programs

     Please provide data for the fall 1998 cohort if available. If fall 1998 cohort data are
     not available, provide data for the fall 1997 cohort.

     Fall 1998 Cohort
     Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
     students who entered in fall 1998. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
     summer term preceding fall 1998.
B4   Initial 1998 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
     undergraduate students; total all students:                                                               662
B5   Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
     following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
     service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
     exclusions:
B6   Final 1998 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
     question B4)                                                                                              662
B7   Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
     August 31, 2002):
B8   Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
     but in five years or less (after August 31, 2002 and by August 31, 2003):
B9   Of the initial 1998 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
     in six years or less (after August 31, 2003 and by August 31, 2004):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):                                       125
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 1998 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):                            19%

     Fall 1997 Cohort
     Report for the cohort of full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
     students who entered in fall 1997. Include in the cohort those who entered your institution during the
     summer term preceding fall 1997.
B4   Initial 1997 cohort of first-time, full-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking
     undergraduate students; total all students:                                                               722
B5   Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
     following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
     service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
     exclusions:


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B6   Final 1997 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions: (subtract question B5 from
     question B4)                                                                               722
B7   Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in four years or less (by
     August 31, 2001):
B8   Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in more than four years
     but in five years or less (after August 31, 2001 and by August 31, 2002):
B9   Of the initial 1997 cohort, how many completed the program in more than five years but
     in six years or less (after August 31, 2002 and by August 31, 2003):
B10 Total graduating within six years (sum of questions B7, B8, and B9):                        147
B11 Six-year graduation rate for 1997 cohort (question B10 divided by question B6):             20%

     For Two-Year Institutions

     Please provide data for the 2001 cohort if available. If 2001 cohort data are not
     available, provide data for the 2000 cohort.

    2001 Cohort
B12 Initial 2001 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
B13 Of the initial 2001 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
    following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
    service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
    exclusions:
B14 Final 2001 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13 from
    question B12):                                                                                0
B15 Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):
B16 Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:
B17 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):
B18 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of
    normal time:
B19 Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:
B20 Total transfers to two-year institutions:
B21 Total transfers to four-year institutions:

    2000 Cohort
B12 Initial 2000 cohort, total of first-time, full-time degree/certificate-seeking students:
B13 Of the initial 2000 cohort, how many did not persist and did not graduate for the
    following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces, foreign aid
    service of the federal government, or official church missions; total allowable
    exclusions:
B14 Final 2000 cohort, after adjusting for allowable exclusions (Subtract question B13 from
    question B12):                                                                                0
B15 Completers of programs of less than two years duration (total):
B16 Completers of programs of less than two years within 150 percent of normal time:
B17 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four years (total):
B18 Completers of programs of at least two but less than four-years within 150 percent of
    normal time:
B19 Total transfers-out (within three years) to other institutions:
B20 Total transfers to two-year institutions:
B21 Total transfers to four-year institutions:

     Retention Rates


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    Report for the cohort of all full-time, first-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
    students who entered in fall 2003 (or the preceding summer term). The initial cohort may be adjusted for
    students who departed for the following reasons: death, permanent disability, service in the armed forces,
    foreign aid service of the federal government or official church missions. No other adjustments to the initial
    cohort should be made.
B22 For the cohort of all full-time bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate
    students who entered your institution as freshmen in fall 2003 (or the preceding
    summer term), what percentage was enrolled at your institution as of the date your
    institution calculates its official enrollment in fall 2004?                                               68%




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               C. FIRST-TIME, FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) ADMISSION

     Applications
C1   First-time, first-year, (freshmen) students: Provide the number of degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
     students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled (full- or part-time) in fall 2004. Include early decision,
     early action, and students who began studies during summer in this cohort. Applicants should include only
     those students who fulfilled the requirements for consideration for admission (i.e., who completed
     actionable applications) and who have been notified of one of the following actions: admission,
     nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Admitted
     applicants should include wait-listed students who were subsequently offered admission.
C1   Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who applied                              1,190
C1   Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who applied                            1,897

C1   Total first-time, first-year (freshman) men who were admitted                          758
C1   Total first-time, first-year (freshman) women who were admitted                      1,323

C1   Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled                   313
C1   Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) men who enrolled                    35

C1   Total full-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled                 477
C1   Total part-time, first-time, first-year (freshman) women who enrolled                  55

C2   Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final
     admission was contingent on space availability)
                                                                                    Yes                No
C2   Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list?                                       X
C2   If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2004 admissions:
C2   Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list
C2   Number accepting a place on the waiting list
C2   Number of wait-listed students admitted

     Admission Requirements
C3   High school completion requirement
C3   High school diploma is required and GED is
                                                                   X
     accepted
C3   High school diploma is required and GED is not
     accepted
C3   High school diploma or equivalent is not required

C4   Does your institution require or recommend a general college-preparatory program for degree-
     seeking students?
C4   Require                                                       X
C4   Recommend
C4   Neither require nor recommend

C5   Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended. Specify the distribution of academic
     high school course units required and/or recommended of all or most degree-seeking students using
     Carnegie units (one unit equals one year of study or its equivalent). If you use a different system for
     calculating units, please convert.
C5                                           Units              Units
                                            Required        Recommended
C5   Total academic units                      18
C5   English                                   4
C5   Mathematics                               4
C5   Science                                   3
C5     Of these, units that must be
       lab
C5   Foreign language                           2

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C5    Social studies                           3
C5    History
C5    Academic electives                       2
C5    Other (specify)

      Basis for Selection
C6    Do you have an open admission policy, under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students
      with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other
      qualifications? If so, check which applies:
C6    Open admission policy as described above for all students
C6    Open admission policy as described above for most students, but--
C6       selective admission for out-of-state students
C6       selective admission to some programs
C6    other (explain)


C7    Relative importance of each of the following academic and nonacademic factors in first-time, first-
      year, degree-seeking (freshman) admission decisions.
C7
                                        Very Important      Important         Considered      Not Considered
C7    Academic
C7      Secondary school record                X
C7      Class rank                                                                                   X
C7      Recommendation(s)                                                          X
C7      Standardized test scores               X
C7      Essay                                                                                        X
C7    Nonacademic
C7      Interview                                                                                    X
C7      Extracurricular activities                                                                   X
C7      Talent/ability                                                                               X
C7      Character/personal qualities                                                                 X
C7      Alumni/ae relation                                                                           X
C7      Geographical residence                                                                       X
C7      State residency                                                                              X
C7      Religious
                                                                                                     X
        affiliation/commitment
C7      Minority status                                                                              X
C7      Volunteer work                                                                               X
C7      Work experience                                                                              X

      SAT and ACT Policies
      Note: The SAT I is now called SAT Reasoning or the SAT; SAT II Tests are now called SAT Subject Tests. As
      of March 2005 the SAT Reasoning Test will include a mandatory writing component; the SAT Subject Test in
      Writing will not be administered after January 2005. The ACT will have an optional writing component as of
      February 2005.
C8    Entrance exams
                                                                                      Yes                  No
C8A   Does your institution make use of SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or SAT
      Subject Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year,            X
      degree-seeking applicants?
C8A   If yes, place check marks in the appropriate boxes below to reflect your institution’s policies for use in
      admission for Fall 2006.
C8A                                                                          ADMISSION
C8A                                          Require          Recommend       Require for Some        Consider if Not Used
                                                                                                       Submitted
C8A   SAT Reasoning Test only                                                                                     X
C8A   ACT only                                                                                                    X
C8A   SAT Reasoning or ACT              X


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C8A SAT Reasoning and SAT                                                                                                 X
    Subject Tests
C8A SAT Reasoning and SAT                                                                                                 X
    Subject Tests or ACT
C8A SAT Subject Tests only                                                                                                X

C8B If your institution will make use of the ACT in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants
    for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
C8B ACT with Writing Component required
C8B ACT without Writing component accepted
C8B ACT with or without Writing component accepted                          X

C8C If your institution will make use of the new SAT Reasoning Test scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-
    year, degree-seeking applicants for Fall 2006, please indicate which ONE of the following applies:
C8C New SAT Reasoning Test required
C8C New SAT Reasoning Test or the “old” SAT I (administered prior to      X
    March 2005 and without a writing component) accepted


C8D In addition, does your institution use applicants' test scores for placement or counseling?
C8D                                          Yes                  No
C8D Placement                          X
C8D Counseling                                            X

C8E Does your institution use the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests or the ACT for placement only? If so, please
      mark the appropriate boxes below:
C8E                                                           PLACEMENT
C8E                                           Require          Recommend        Require for Some

C8E   SAT Reasoning
C8E   SAT Subject Tests
C8E   ACT
C8E   SAT Reasoning or ACT                X

C8F Latest date by which SAT or ACT scores must be received for fall-
                                                                                  July 15, 2005
    term admission
C8F Latest date by which SAT Subject Test scores must be received for
    fall-term admission

C8D If necessary, use this space to clarify your test policies (e.g., if tests are recommended for some students,
    or if tests are not required of some students):
C8D

      Freshman Profile
      Provide percentages for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time, first-time, first-year
      (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2004, including students who began studies during summer,
      international students/nonresident aliens, and students admitted under special arrangements.

C9    Percent and number of first-time, first-year (freshman) students enrolled in fall 2004 who submitted
      national standardized (SAT/ACT) test scores. Include information for ALL enrolled, degree-seeking,
      first-time, first-year (freshman) students who submitted test scores. Do not include partial test
      scores (e.g., mathematics scores but not verbal for a category of students) or combine other standardized
      test results (such as TOEFL) in this item. SAT scores should be recentered scores. The 25th percentile is
      the score that 25 percent scored at or below; the 75th percentile score is the one that 25 percent scored at
      or above.

C9    Percent submitting SAT scores                  100% Number submitting SAT scores                              802
C9    Percent submitting ACT scores                       Number submitting ACT scores


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C9                                       25th Percentile   75th Percentile
C9    SAT Verbal                              430               540
C9    SAT Math                                430               540
C9    ACT Composite
C9    ACT English
C9    ACT Math

C9    Percent of first-time, first-year (freshman) students with scores in each range:
C9                                              SAT Verbal        SAT Math
C9    700-800                                          1.30%             0.30%
C9    600-699                                          9.90%             8.90%
C9    500-599                                         34.00%           33.50%
C9    400-499                                         44.50%           43.00%
C9    300-399                                         10.20%           13.90%
C9    200-299                                          0.10%             0.40%
      Totals should = 100%                           100.00%          100.00%
C9                                           ACT Composite       ACT English       ACT Math
C9    30-36
C9    24-29
C9    18-23
C9    12-17
C9    6-11
C9    Below 6
      Totals should = 100%                             0.00%             0.00%            0.00%
C10   Percent of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school class rank
      within each of the following ranges (report information for those students from whom you collected high
      school rank information).
C10   Percent in top tenth of high school graduating class
C10   Percent in top quarter of high school graduating class
C10   Percent in top half of high school graduating class                                        Top half +
C10   Percent in bottom half of high school graduating class                                     bottom half = 100%
C10   Percent in bottom quarter of high school graduating class
C10   Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshmen) students who submitted high school
      class rank:

C11 Percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first-year (freshman) students who had high school
    grade-point averages within each of the following ranges (using 4.0 scale). Report information only for
    those students from whom you collected high school GPA.
C11 Percent who had GPA of 3.0 and higher                            41.30%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 2.0 and 2.99                         52.60%
C11 Percent who had GPA between 1.0 and 1.99                           6.10%
C11 Percent who had GPA below 1.0
    Totals should = 100%                                            100.00%
C12 Average high school GPA of all degree-seeking, first-time, first-year
    (freshman) students who submitted GPA:
C12 Percent of total first-time, first-year (freshman) students who
    submitted high school GPA:                                                         89.30%

      Admission Policies
C13 Application Fee
C13                                           Yes                No
C13 Does your institution have an
                                                X
    application fee?
C13 Amount of application fee:                   $20.00
C13                                           Yes                No
C13 Can it be waived for applicants
                                                X
    with financial need?

C14 Application closing date
C14                                           Yes                No
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C14 Does your institution have an
    application closing date?                               X
C14 Application closing date (fall):
C14 Priority date:                                    7/1

C15                                                                            Yes   No
C15 Are first-time freshmen accepted for terms other than the fall?             X

C16 Notification to applicants of admission decision sent (fill in one only)
C16 On a rolling basis beginning
    (date):
C16 By (date):
C16 Other:                          DATE OF
                                    ACCEPTANCE

C17 Reply policy for admitted applicants (fill in one only)
C17 Must reply by (date):
C17 No set date:                             X
C17 Must reply by May 1 or within
    _____ weeks if notified
    thereafter
C17 Other:


C18 Deferred admission
C18                                                                            Yes   No
C18 Does your institution allow students to postpone enrollment after
                                                                               X
    admission?
C18 If yes, maximum period of postponement:             NONE

C19 Early admission of high school students
C19                                                                            Yes   No
C19 Does your institution allow high school students to enroll as full-time,
    first-time, first-year (freshman) students one year or more before high          X
    school graduation?

C20 Common Application
C20                                                                            Yes   No
C20 Will you accept the Common Application distributed by the National
                                                                                     X
    Association of Secondary School Principals if submitted?
C20 If “yes,” are supplemental forms required?                                       X
C20 Is your college a member of the Common Application Group?                        X

      Early Decision and Early Action Plans
C21 Early Decision
C21                                                                            Yes   No
C21 Does your institution offer an early decision plan (an admission plan
    that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission
    decision well in advance of the regular notification date and that asks          X
    students to commit to attending if accepted) for first-time, first-year
    (freshman) applicants for fall enrollment?
C21 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C21 First or only early decision plan closing date
C21 First or only early decision plan notification date
C21 Other early decision plan closing date
C21 Other early decision plan notification date
C21 For the Fall 2004 entering class:
C21 Number of early decision applications received by your institution
C21 Number of applicants admitted under early decision plan
C21 Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:
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     Please provide significant details about your early decision plan:


C22 Early action
C22                                                                       Yes   No
C22 Do you have a nonbinding early action plan whereby students are
    notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular
                                                                                X
    notification date B27but do not have to commit to attending your
    college?
C22 If “yes,” please complete the following:
C22 Early action closing date
C22 Early action notification date




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                                     D. TRANSFER ADMISSION

     Fall Applicants
D1                                                                       Yes               No
D1   Does your institution enroll transfer students? (If no,
                                                                           X
     please skip to Section E)
D1   If yes, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit
     by transferring credits earned from course work completed                              X
     at other colleges/universities?

D2   Provide the number of students who applied, were admitted, and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer
     students in fall 2004.
D2                                                    Admitted         Enrolled
                                     Applicants
                                                      Applicants      Applicants
D2   Men                                312             208             152
D2   Women                              627             407             266
D2   Total                              939             615             418

     Application for Admission
D3   Indicate terms for which transfers may enroll:
D3   Fall                                X
D3   Winter
D3   Spring                              X
D3   Summer                              X

D4                                                                       Yes               No
D4   Must a transfer applicant have a minimum number of
     credits completed or else must apply as an entering                   X
     freshman?
D4   If yes, what is the minimum number of credits and the unit                 30
     of measure?

D5   Indicate all items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
D5                                                    Recommended    Recommended
                                    Required of All                                  Required of Some   Not Required
                                                          of All        of Some
D5   High school transcript                                                                 X
D5   College transcript(s)                X
D5   Essay or personal
                                                                                                             X
     statement
D5   Interview                                                                              X
D5   Standardized test scores                                                               X
D5   Statement of good standing
     from prior institution(s)                                                              X


D6   If a minimum high school grade point average is required of
     transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):




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D7   If a minimum college grade point average is required of
     transfer applicants, specify (on a 4.0 scale):

D8   <60 HOURS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO RETURN TO LAST SCHOOL >59 HOURS MUST HAVE 2.0 GPA


D9   List application priority, closing, notification, and candidate reply dates for transfer students. If applications
     are reviewed on a continuous or rolling basis, place a check mark in the “Rolling admission” column.

D9                                                                                                          Rolling
                                      Priority Date    Closing Date   Notification Date   Reply Date
                                                                                                           Admission
D9   Fall                                                                                                       X
D9   Winter
D9   Spring                                                                                                     X
D9   Summer                                                                                                     X

D10                                                                         Yes               No
D10 Does an open admission policy, if reported, apply to
                                                                                              X
    transfer students?

D11 Describe additional requirements for transfer admission, if applicable:


     Transfer Credit Policies
D12 Report the lowest grade earned for any course that may be
    transferred for credit:                                                          D

D13                                                                       Number          Unit Type
D13 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
    transferred from a two-year institution:

D14                                                                       Number          Unit Type
D14 Maximum number of credits or courses that may be
    transferred from a four-year institution:

D15 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
    your institution to earn an associate degree:                               20.00

D16 Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at
    your institution to earn a bachelor’s degree:                               30.00

D17 Describe other transfer credit policies:




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                   E. ACADEMIC OFFERINGS AND POLICIES
E1   Special study options: Identify those programs available at your institution. Refer to the glossary
     for definitions.
E1   Accelerated program
E1   Cooperative (work-study) program                                                    X
E1   Cross-registration                                                                  X
E1   Distance learning                                                                   X
E1   Double major                                                                        X
E1   Dual enrollment                                                                     X
E1   English as a Second Language (ESL)                                                  X
E1   Exchange student program (domestic)
E1   External degree program
E1   Honors Program                                                                      X
E1   Independent study                                                                   X
E1   Internships                                                                         X
E1   Liberal arts/career combination
E1   Student-designed major
E1   Study abroad                                                                        X
E1   Teacher certification program                                                       X
E1   Weekend college
E1   Other (specify):                                                                    X
     PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION

E2   This question has been removed from the Common Data Set.

E3   Areas in which all or most students are required to complete some course
     work prior to graduation:
E3   Arts/fine arts
E3   Computer literacy
E3   English (including composition)                                                     X
E3   Foreign languages                                                                   X
E3   History                                                                             X
E3   Humanities                                                                          X
E3   Mathematics                                                                         X
E3   Philosophy
E3   Sciences (biological or physical)                                                   X
E3   Social science
E3   Other (describe):


     Library Collections: The CDS Publishers will collect library data again
     when a new Academic Libraries Survey is fielded.
     Report the number of holdings at the end of the 2002-03 fiscal year for each of the categories
     below. Refer to the Academic Libraries Survey, Section D "Library Collections," lines 22-26,
     column 2 for corresponding equivalents.
E4   Books, serial backfiles, and other paper materials (including government
     documents) [line 22]:
E5   Current serial subscriptions [line 26]:
E6   Microforms [line 24]:
E7   Audiovisual materials [line 25]:
E8   E-books [line 23]:



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                                     F. STUDENT LIFE
F1 Percentages of first-time, first-year (freshman) students and all degree-seeking
   undergraduates enrolled in fall 2004 who fit the following categories:
F1                                                          First-time, first-year
                                                                 (freshman)           Undergraduates
                                                                   students
F1 Percent who are from out of state (exclude
   international/nonresident aliens)                                          7%                 11%
F1 Percent of men who join fraternities                                       1%                  1%
F1 Percent of women who join sororities                                       1%                  1%
F1 Percent who live in college-owned, -operated, or -
   affiliated housing                                                        0%                   0%
F1 Percent who live off campus or commute                                  100%                 100%
F1 Percent of students age 25 and older                                      6%                  33%
F1 Average age of full-time students
F1 Average age of all students (full- and part-time)                             19                25

F2   Activities offered Identify those programs available at your institution.
F2   Choral groups                        X
F2   Concert band                         X
F2   Dance
F2   Drama/theater                        X
F2   Jazz band                            X
F2   Literary magazine                    X
F2   Marching band
F2   Music ensembles
F2   Musical theater
F2   Opera
F2   Pep band                             X
F2   Radio station                        X
F2   Student government                   X
F2   Student newspaper                    X
F2   Student-run film society
F2   Symphony orchestra
F2   Television station
F2   Yearbook

F3 ROTC (program offered in cooperation with Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
F3                                                     At Cooperating          Name of Cooperating
                                      On Campus
                                                           Institution             Institution
F3 Army ROTC is offered:                   X
F3 Naval ROTC is offered:
F3 Air Force ROTC is offered:

F4 Housing: Check all types of college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing available for
   undergraduates at your institution.
F4 Coed dorms
F4 Men's dorms
F4 Women's dorms




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F4 Apartments for married students

F4 Apartments for single students
F4 Special housing for disabled
   students
F4 Special housing for international
   students
F4 Fraternity/sorority housing
F4 Cooperative housing
F4 Other housing options (specify):




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                                       G. ANNUAL EXPENSES
     Provide 2005-2006 academic year costs of attendance for the following categories that are
     applicable to your institution.

     Check here if your institution's 2005-2006 academic year costs of attendance are not available at this time
     and provide an approximate date (i.e., month/day) when your institution's final 2005-2006 academic year
     costs of attendance will be available:
     15-May-05

G1 Undergraduate full-time tuition, required fees, room and board List the typical tuition, required fees,
   and room and board for a full-time undergraduate student for the FULL 2005-2006 academic year (30
   semester or 45 quarter hours for institutions that derive annual tuition by multiplying credit hour cost by
   number of credits). A full academic year refers to the period of time generally extending from September
   to June; usually equated to two semesters, two trimesters, three quarters, or the period covered by a four-
   one-four plan. Room and board is defined as double occupancy and 19 meals per week or the maximum
   meal plan. Required fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in
   tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees.) Do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory
   use).

G1                                               First-Year           Undergraduates
G1 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
   Tuition:
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
   Tuition:
     In-district
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
     In-state (out-of-district):
G1 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
     Out-of-state:
G1 NONRESIDENT ALIENS
   Tuition:

G1 REQUIRED FEES:

G1 ROOM AND BOARD:
   (on-campus)
G1 ROOM ONLY:
   (on-campus)
G1 BOARD ONLY:
   (on-campus meal plan)

G1 Comprehensive tuition and room and board fee (if your
   college cannot provide separate tuition and room and
   board fees):

G1 Other:


G2                                                                        Minimum                 Maximum




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G2 Number of credits per term a student can take for the
   stated full-time tuition

G3                                                                         Yes                  No
G3 Do tuition and fees vary by year of study (e.g., sophomore,
   junior, senior)?

G4 If tuition and fees vary by undergraduate instructional program, describe briefly:


G5 Provide the estimated expenses for a typical full-time undergraduate student:
G5                                                                    Commuters             Commuters
                                             Residents
                                                                   (living at home)     (not living at home)
G5 Books and supplies
G5 Room only
G5 Board only
G5 Transportation
G5 Other expenses


G6 Undergraduate per-credit-hour charges
G6 PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS:

G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
     In-district:
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
     In-state (out-of-district):
G6 PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
     Out-of-state:
G6 NONRESIDENT ALIENS:




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                                                    H. FINANCIAL AID

     Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
     Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking
     undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, “total degree-seeking”
     undergraduates) in the following categories. (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 2003-
     2004 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2003-2004 academic year's CDS Question B1
     cohort.) Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is
     non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid columns.
     (For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for
     “non-need-based scholarship or grant aid” on the last page of the definitions section.)


H1                                                                                                  2004-2005            2003-2004
                                                                                                    estimated               final
H1   Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1,
                                                                                                                               X
     H2, H2A, and H6 below:

H3   Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
H3   Federal methodology (FM)                                     X
H3   Institutional methodology (IM)
H3   Both FM and IM

H1                                                                                                                       Non-need-
                                                                                                  Need-based $
                                                                                                  (Include non-need-
                                                                                                                          based $
                                                                                                   based aid used to   (Exclude non-need-
                                                                                                      meet need.)       based aid used to
                                                                                                                          meet need.)
H1   Scholarships/Grants
H1   Federal                                                                                          $7,757,545                     $0
H1   State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is
     located)                                                                                             $32,741          $5,190,602
H1   Institutional (endowment, alumni, or other institutional awards) and
     external funds awarded by the college excluding athletic aid and tuition
     waivers (which are reported below)                                                                    $1,125             $390,860
H1   Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National
     Merit) not awarded by the college                                                                   $28,000             $325,497
H1   Total Scholarships/Grants                                                                         $7,819,411           $5,906,959
H1   Self-Help
H1   Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans)                                           $7,029,033           $5,025,282
H1   Federal Work-Study                                                                                  $198,450
H1   State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note:
     Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.)                                                              $0
H1   Total Self-Help                                                                                   $7,227,483           $5,025,282
H1   Other
H1   Parent Loans                                                                                                 $0          $100,076
H1   Tuition Waivers
     Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do
     not report tuition waivers elsewhere.                                                                        $0        $3,955,488
H1   Athletic Awards                                                                                              $0          $465,111



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H2   Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-
     full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Aid that is non-
     need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should
     reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in
     more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.
H2                                                              First-time       Full-time        Less Than
                                                                 Full-time    Undergraduate        Full-time
                                                                Freshmen       (Incl. Fresh.)   Undergraduate
H2   a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students
        (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2004 cohort)             3047            5368              2227

H2   b) Number of students in line a who applied for need-
                                                                   2204            3827               864
        based financial aid
H2   c) Number of students in line b who were determined to
                                                                   1721            3142               640
        have financial need
H2   d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any
                                                                   1682            3059               539
        financial aid
H2   e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
                                                                   1212            2127               382
        need-based scholarship or grant aid
H2   f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
                                                                    875            1864               234
        need-based self-help aid
H2   g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any
                                                                    419            1037               147
        non-need-based scholarship or grant aid
H2   h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met
        (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private        44              96                10
        alternative loans)
H2   i) On average, the percentage of need that was met of
        students who were awarded any need-based aid.
        Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as
        well as any resources that were awarded to replace        70.0%            70.0%            70.0%
        EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
        alternative loans)
H2   j) The average financial aid package of those in line d.
        Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace
                                                                  $ 4,270        $ 7,110           $ 3,613
        EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private
        alternative loans)
H2      Average need-based scholarship and grant award of
     k)                                                           $ 3,972        $ 4,659           $ 2,387
        those in line e
H2   l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS
        loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative        $ 3,987        $ 4,483           $ 2,298
        loans) of those in line f
H2   m) Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans,
        unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of
                                                                  $ 2,515        $ 3,083           $ 1,599
        those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan



H2A Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of
    degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were
    awarded institutional--not external--non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the
    cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more
    than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.




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H2A                                                                First-time        Full-time         Less Than
                                                                    Full-time       Undergrad           Full-time
                                                                   Freshmen        (Incl. Fresh.)      Undergrad
H2A n) Number of students in line a who had no financial need
         and who were awarded institutional non-need-based
                                                                     1424              2007                578
         scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were
         awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits)
H2A o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
         scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n    $ 732              $ 747             $ 232

H2A p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an
       institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or           58                 88                 0
       grant
H2A q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based
       athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in      $ 1,206           $ 1,331            $ 0
       line p

H3    Incorporated into H1 above.

H4    Provide the percentage of the 2004 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1,
      2003 and June 30, 2004 and borrowed at any time through any loan programs (federal,
      state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; exclude parent loans). Include only students
      who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.                                                            63%

H5    Report the average per-borrower cumulative undergraduate indebtedness of those in line
      H4. Do not include money borrowed at other institutions:                                                 $15,980

      Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens (Note: Report numbers and
      dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)

H6    Indicate your institution’s policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-
      seeking nonresident aliens:
H6    Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available                        X
H6    Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available                    X
H6    Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available

H6    If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident
      aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who
      were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid:                                                                15

H6    Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-
      seeking nonresident aliens:                                                                               $2,592

H6    Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-
      seeking nonresident aliens:                                                                              $38,880

      Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H7    Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
H7    FAFSA                                                                       X
H7    Institution's own financial aid form                                        X



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H7    CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
H7    State aid form
H7    Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
H7    Business/Farm Supplement
H7    Other (specify):


H8    Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
H8    Institution’s own financial aid form
H8    CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
H8    Foreign Student’s Financial Aid Application
H8    Foreign Student’s Certification of Finances
H8    Other (specify):


H9    Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
H9    Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:
H9    Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:                                         6/1
H9    No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a
      rolling basis):

H10 Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
H10 a) Students notified on or about (date):
H10                                                                  Yes                   No
H10 b) Students notified on a rolling basis:                          X
H10    If yes, starting date:                                             3/31

H11 Indicate reply dates:
H11 Students must reply by (date):
H11

      Types of Aid Available
      Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
H12   Loans
H12   FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
H12   Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
H12   Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
H12   Direct PLUS Loans

H12   FEDERAL FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (FFEL)
H12   FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans                                                       X
H12   FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans                                                     X
H12   FFEL PLUS Loans                                                                      X

H12   Federal Perkins Loans                                                                X
H12   Federal Nursing Loans
H12   State Loans                                                                          X
H12   College/university loans from institutional funds                                    X
H12   Other (specify):


H13 Scholarships and Grants


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H13   NEED-BASED:
H13   Federal Pell                                                                       X
H13   SEOG                                                                               X
H13   State scholarships/grants                                                          X
H13   Private scholarships                                                               X
H13   College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds               X
H13   United Negro College Fund
H13   Federal Nursing Scholarship
H13   Other (specify):


H14   Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
H14                                                             Non-Need Based       Need-Based
H14   Academics                                                         X
H14   Alumni affiliation                                                X
H14   Art                                                               X
H14   Athletics                                                         X
H14   Job skills                                                        X
H14   ROTC
H14   Leadership                                                        X
H14   Minority status                                                   X
H14   Music/drama                                                       X
H14   Religious affiliation
H14   State/district residency




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                       I. INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AND CLASS SIZE
     Please report the number of instructional faculty members in each category for Fall 2004. Include
     faculty who are on your institution’s payroll on the census date your institution uses for
I1   IPEDS/AAUP.
     The following definition of instructional faculty is used by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in
     its annual Faculty Compensation Survey. Instructional Faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-
     research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research. Use the
     chart below to determine inclusions and exclusions:
                                                                                                            Full-time   Part-time
           (a) instructional faculty in preclinical and clinical medicine, faculty who are not paid (e.g., Exclude    Include only if
                                                                                                                      they teach one
           those who donate their services or are in the military), or research-only faculty, post-
                                                                                                                      or more non-
           doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral fellows                                                                  clinical credit
                                                                                                                           courses

          (b) administrative officers with titles such as dean of students, librarian, registrar, coach,   Exclude         Include if they
                                                                                                                           teach one or
          and the like, even though they may devote part of their time to classroom instruction and
                                                                                                                           more non-
          may have faculty status                                                                                          clinical credit
                                                                                                                           courses
          (c) other administrators/staff who teach one or more non-clinical credit courses even            Exclude         Include
          though they do not have faculty status
          (d) undergraduate or graduate students who assist in the instruction of courses, but             Exclude         Exclude
          have titles such as teaching assistant, teaching fellow, and the like
          (e) faculty on sabbatical or leave with pay                                                      Include         Exclude

          (f) faculty on leave without pay                                                                 Exclude         Exclude

          (g) replacement faculty for faculty on sabbatical leave or leave with pay                        Exclude         Include


     Full-time instructional faculty: faculty employed on a full-time basis for instruction (including those with released time
     for research)
     Part-time instructional faculty: Adjuncts and other instructors being paid solely for part-time classroom instruction.
     Also includes full-time faculty teaching less than two semesters, three quarters, two trimesters, or two four-month
     sessions. Employees who are not considered full-time instructional faculty but who teach one or more non-clinical
     credit courses may be counted as part-time faculty.
     Minority faculty: includes faculty who designate themselves as black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaska Native;
     Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic.
     Doctorate: includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and
     Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
     administration, ophthalmology, or radiology.
     First-professional: includes the fields of dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic
     medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPharm or BPharm), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic
     (DC or DCM), law (JD) and theological professions (MDiv, MHL).
     Terminal degree: the highest degree in a field: example, M. Arch (architecture) and MFA (master of fine arts).



I1                                                                                             Full-Time    Part-Time          Total
I1   a)   Total number of instructional faculty                                                      208             114             322
I1   b)   Total number who are members of minority groups                                             31              21              52
I1   c)   Total number who are women                                                                  97              60             157
I1   d)   Total number who are men                                                                   111              54             165
I1   e)   Total number who are nonresident aliens (international)
     f)   Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal
I1        degree                                                                                     141             33              174




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     g)     Total number whose highest degree is a master's but not a terminal
I1          master's                                                                         64           78        142
I1   h)     Total number whose highest degree is a bachelor's                                 3            3          6
            Total number whose highest degree is unknown or other (Note:
     i)
I1          Items f, g, h, and i must sum up to item a.)
            Total number in stand-alone graduate/ professional programs in
     j)
I1          which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students                         0          0            0

I2   Student to Faculty Ratio
     Report the Fall 2004 ratio of full-time equivalent students (full-time plus 1/3 part time) to full-time equivalent
     instructional faculty (full time plus 1/3 part time). In the ratio calculations, exclude both faculty and students
     in stand-alone graduate or professional programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work,
     business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate-level students. Do not count
     undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants as faculty.

I2   Fall 2004 Student to Faculty ratio                              26 to 1        (based on         6368 students
                                                                                          and          246 faculty).
I3   Undergraduate Class Size
     In the table below, please use the following definitions to report information about the size of classes and
     class sections offered in the Fall 2004 term.
     Class Sections: A class section is an organized course offered for credit, identified by discipline and
     number, meeting at a stated time or times in a classroom or similar setting, and not a subsection such as a
     laboratory or discussion session. Undergraduate class sections are defined as any sections in which at
     least one degree-seeking undergraduate student is enrolled for credit. Exclude distance learning classes
     and noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music instruction,
     or one-to-one readings. Exclude students in independent study, co-operative programs, internships, foreign
     language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes. Each class section
     should be counted only once and should not be duplicated because of course catalog cross-listings.

     Class Subsections: A class subsection includes any subsection of a course, such as laboratory,
     recitation, and discussion subsections that are supplementary in nature and are scheduled to meet
     separately from the lecture portion of the course. Undergraduate subsections are defined as any
     subsections of courses in which degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for credit. As above,
     exclude noncredit classes and individual instruction such as dissertation or thesis research, music
     instruction, or one-to-one readings. Each class subsection should be counted only once and should not be
     duplicated because of cross-listings.
     Using the above definitions, please report for each of the following class-size intervals the number of class
     sections and class subsections offered in Fall 2004. For example, a lecture class with 800 students who
     met at another time in 40 separate labs with 20 students should be counted once in the “100+” column in
     the class section column and 40 times under the “20-29” column of the class subsections table.



I3                            Number of Class Sections with Undergraduates Enrolled

I3                                  Undergraduate Class Size (provide numbers)
I3         CLASS            2-9      10-19     20-29     30-39      40-49    50-99                 100+        Total
I3        SECTIONS          99        149       292       159        79        19                               797

I3        CLASS SUB-        2-9        10-19       20-29       30-39       40-49       50-99       100+        Total
I3         SECTIONS          7          23          71          34           6                                  141



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                                                    J. DEGREES CONFERRED
J1   Degrees conferred between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004
J1   For each of the following discipline areas, provide the percentage of diplomas/certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees awarded. To determine the
     percentage, use majors, not headcount (e.g., students with one degree but a double major will be represented twice). Calculate the percentage from your
     institution’s IPEDS Completions by using the sum of 1st and 2nd majors for each CIP code as the numerator and the sum of the Grand Total by 1st Majors and the
     Grand Total by 2nd major as the denominator. If you prefer, you can compute the percentages using 1st majors only.
J1                                                                                                                          CIP 1990 Categories CIP 2000 Categories
     Category                                               Diploma/Certificates       Associate           Bachelor’s
                                                                                                                                 to Include            to Include
J1   Agriculture                                                                                                               1 and 2               1
J1   Architecture                                                                                                              4                     4
J1   Area and ethnic studies                                                                                                   5                     5
J1   Biological/life sciences                                                                                  6.60%           26                    26
J1   Business/marketing                                                                                       24.30%           8 and 52              52
J1   Communications/communication technologies                                                                 8.70%           9 and 10              9 and 10
J1   Computer and information sciences                                                                         4.80%           11                    11
J1   Education                                                                                                17.40%           13                    13
J1   Engineering/engineering technologies                                                                                      14 and 15             14 and 15
J1   English                                                                                                   3.30%           23                    23
J1   Foreign languages and literature                                                                          1.70%           16                    16
J1   Health professions and related sciences                                             84.80%                                51                    51
J1   Home economics and vocational home economics                                                                              19 and 20             19
J1   Interdisciplinary studies                                                                                                 30                    30
J1   Law/legal studies                                                                                                         22                    22
J1   Liberal arts/general studies                                                        15.20%                                24                    24
J1   Library science                                                                                                           25                    25
J1   Mathematics                                                                                               0.60%           27                    27
J1   Military science and technologies                                                                                         28 and 29             29
J1   Natural resources/environmental science                                                                                   3                     3
J1   Parks and recreation                                                                                                      31                    31
J1   Personal and miscellaneous services                                                                                       12                    12
J1   Philosophy, religion, theology                                                                                            38 and 39             38 and 39
J1   Physical sciences                                                                                         0.70%           40 and 41             40 and 41
J1   Protective services/public administration                                                                 5.60%           43 and 44             43 and 44
J1   Psychology                                                                                                8.30%           42                    42
J1   Social sciences and history                                                                              14.70%           45                    45 and 54
J1   Trade and industry                                                                                                        46, 47, 48, and 49    46, 47, 48, and 49
J1   Visual and performing arts                                                                                3.30%           50                    50
J1   Other
J1   TOTAL (should = 100%)                                          0.00%               100.00%              100.00%




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                                  Common Data Set Definitions
All definitions related to the financial aid section appear at the end of the Definitions document.


Items preceded by an asterisk (*) represent definitions agreed to among publishers which do not appear on
the CDS document but may be present on individual publishers’ surveys.

*Academic advisement: Plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser,
who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and
vocational goals.
Accelerated program: Completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years,
most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term.

Admitted student: Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at your institution.
*Adult student services: Admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults
who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years.
American Indian or Alaska native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America
and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
Applicant (first-time, first year): An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered
for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of
the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by
applicant or institution).
Application fee: That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student’s application for
acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is
not admitted to the institution.
Asian or Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast
Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or Pacific Islands. This includes people from China, Japan, Korea, the
Philippine Islands, American Samoa, India, and Vietnam.
Associate degree: An award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent
college work.
Bachelor’s degree: An award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least four years but not more than five years of full-
time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative
(work-study plan) program. (A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in
business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their
college studies.) Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in
three years.
Black, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of
Hispanic origin).
Board (charges): Assume average cost for 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan.
Books and supplies (costs): Average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special
groups of students (e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at your
institution.
Calendar system: The method by which an institution structures most of its courses for the academic year.

*Career and placement services: A range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of
employers to campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in
resume writing, interviewing, launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and
those seeking permanent positions; establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials.

Carnegie units: One year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject.



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Certificate: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Class rank: The relative numerical position of a student in his or her graduating class, calculated by the high
school on the basis of grade-point average, whether weighted or unweighted.
College-preparatory program: Courses in academic subjects (English, history and social studies, foreign
languages, mathematics, science, and the arts) that stress preparation for college or university study.

Common Application: The standard application form distributed by the National Association of Secondary
School Principals for a large number of private colleges who are members of the Common Application Group.

*Community service program: Referral center for students wishing to perform volunteer work in the
community or participate in volunteer activities coordinated by academic departments.
Commuter: A student who lives off campus in housing that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with the
college. This category includes students who commute from home and students who have moved to the area
to attend college.
Contact hour: A unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also
referred to as clock hour.
Continuous basis (for program enrollment): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions
that enroll students at any time during the academic year. For example, a cosmetology school or a word
processing school might allow students to enroll and begin studies at various times, with no requirement that
classes begin on a certain date.
Cooperative housing: College-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and
board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses.
Cooperative (work-study plan) program: A program that provides for alternate class attendance and
employment in business, industry, or government.
*Counseling service: Activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their
education, career, or personal development.
Credit: Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be
applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

Credit course: A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses
required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
Credit hour: A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a
semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of
hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

Cross-registration: A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another
institution without having to apply to the second institution.
Deferred admission: The practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a
period of one academic term or one year.
Degree: An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official
recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies.
Degree-seeking students: Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as
seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in
vocational or occupational programs.
Differs by program (calendar system): A calendar system classification that is used by institutions that have
occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific times
depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in January,
March, May, September, and November; and a three-month program in January, April, and October.

Diploma: See Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma.
Distance learning: An option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, internet,
satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means.


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Doctoral degree: The highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctoral degree classification
includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the
Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public
administration, ophthalmology, or radiology. For the Doctor of Public Health degree, the prior degree is
generally earned in the closely related field of medicine or in sanitary engineering.

Double major: Program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study
simultaneously.
Dual enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still
enrolled in high school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate.

Early action plan: An admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision
well in advance of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the
student may reply to the offer under the college’s regular reply policy.
Early admission: A policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll
full time in college, usually after completion of their junior year.
Early decision plan: A plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and
financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an
offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible
decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with
the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL): A course of study designed specifically for students whose native
language is not English.
Exchange student program-domestic: Any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study
for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required
for a degree. See also Study abroad.
External degree program: A program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through
independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree
programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.
Extracurricular activities (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admissions process given for
participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies,
student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.
First professional certificate (postdegree): An award that requires completion of an organized program of
study designed for persons who have completed the first professional degree. Examples could be refresher
courses or additional units of study in a specialty or subspecialty.
First professional degree: An award in one of the following fields: Chiropractic (DC, DCM), dentistry (DDS,
DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), rabbinical and Talmudic studies (MHL,
Rav), Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD), podiatry (PodD, DP, DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB, JD),
divinity/ministry (BD, MDiv).
First-time student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students
enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior
summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before
graduation from high school).
First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any institution for the first time at the
undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the
prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before
graduation from high school).
First-year student: A student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate
work; that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 contact hours.

Freshman: A first-year undergraduate student.




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*Freshman/new student orientation: Orientation addressing the academic, social, emotional, and
intellectual issues involved in beginning college. May be a few hours or a few days in length; at some colleges,
there is a fee.
Full-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, 12 or more quarter
credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term.
Geographical residence (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process given to
students from a particular region, state, or country of residence.
Grade-point average (academic high school GPA): The sum of grade points a student has earned in
secondary school divided by the number of courses taken. The most common system of assigning numbers to
grades counts four points for an A, three points for a B, two points for a C, one point for a D, and no points for
an E or F. Unweighted GPA’s assign the same weight to each course. Weighting gives students additional
points for their grades in advanced or honors courses.
Graduate student: A student who holds a bachelor’s or first professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking
courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
*Health services: Free or low cost on-campus primary and preventive health care available to students.

High school diploma or recognized equivalent: A document certifying the successful completion of a
prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the Tests of
General Educational Development (GED), or another state-specified examination.
Hispanic: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or
origin, regardless of race.
Honors program: Any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational
enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these.
Independent study: Academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department
concerned, under an instructor’s supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom
structure.
In-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state’s or institution’s
residency requirements.
International student: See Nonresident alien.
Internship: Any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student’s major field, for which
the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid.

*Learning center: Center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or audiovisual
equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking tests.

*Legal services: Free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other).
Liberal arts/career combination: Program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two separate
fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on campus or
through cross‑registration.
Master’s degree: An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-
time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Minority affiliation (as admission factor): Special consideration in the admission process for members of
designated racial/ethnic minority groups.
*Minority student center: Center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college
experience of students of color.
Nonresident alien: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country on
a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely.
*On-campus day care: Licensed day care for students’ children (usually age 3 and up); usually for a fee.




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Open admission: Admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with
GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other
qualifications.
Other expenses (costs): Include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required
fee), and furnishings.
Out-of-state tuition: The tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution’s or
state’s residency requirements.
Part-time student (undergraduate): A student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or
fewer than 24 contact hours a week each term.
*Personal counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to
explore personal, educational, or vocational issues.
Post-baccalaureate certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study
requiring 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s; designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate
degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of master.

Post-master’s certificate: An award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit
hours beyond the master’s degree but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral
level.
Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma: Includes the following three IPEDS definitions for
postsecondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying durations and credit/contact hour requirements—

Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary
level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less
than 900 contact hours by a student enrolled full-time.
At Least 1 But Less Than 2 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 1 but less than 2 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 30 but less than 60 credit hours, or in at least 900 but
less than 1,800 contact hours.
At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the
postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 2 but less than 4 full-time equivalent
academic years, or designed for completion in at least 60 but less than 120 credit hours, or in at least 1,800
but less than 3,600 contact hours.
Private institution: An educational institution controlled by a private individual(s) or by a nongovernmental
agency, usually supported primarily by other than public funds, and operated by other than publicly elected or
appointed officials.
Private for-profit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
Private nonprofit institution: A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no
compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both
independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
Proprietary institution: See Private for-profit institution.
Public institution: An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected
or appointed school officials, and which is supported primarily by public funds.
Quarter calendar system: A calendar system in which the academic year consists of three sessions called
quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter
in the summer.
Race/ethnicity: Category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the
eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person
may be counted in only one group.
Race/ethnicity unknown: Category used to classify students or employees whose race/ethnicity is not known
and whom institutions are unable to place in one of the specified racial/ethnic categories.




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Religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor): Special consideration given in the admission
process for affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or observance
of certain religious tenets/lifestyle.
*Religious counseling: One-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to
explore religious problems or issues.
*Remedial services: Instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies
necessary for a regular postsecondary curriculum and educational setting.
Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large
proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees
or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees.
Resident alien or other eligible non-citizen: A person who is not a citizen or national of the United States
and who has been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien status
(and who holds either an alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I-
688], or an Arrival-Departure Record [Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as
Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee, Conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian).

Room and board (charges)—on campus: Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals
per week (or maximum meal plan).
Secondary school record (as admission factor): Information maintained by the secondary school that may
include such things as the student’s high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor
recommendations.
Semester calendar system: A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with
about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.

Student-designed major: A program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of
an adviser.
Study abroad: Any arrangement by which a student completes part of the college program studying in
another country. Can be at a campus abroad or through a cooperative agreement with some other U.S.
college or an institution of another country.
*Summer session: A summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the
academic year. It is not the third term of an institution operating on a trimester system or the fourth term of an
institution operating on a quarter calendar system. The institution may have 2 or more sessions occurring in
the summer months. Some schools, such as vocational and beauty schools, have year-round classes with no
separate summer session.
Talent/ability (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students with demonstrated
talent/abilities in areas of interest to the institution (e.g., sports, the arts, languages, etc.).
Teacher certification program: Program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for
certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.
Transfer applicant: An individual who has fulfilled the institution’s requirements to be considered for
admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended
another college or university and earned college-level credit.
Transfer student: A student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a
postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without
credit.
Transportation (costs): Assume two round trips to student’s hometown per year for students in institutional
housing or daily travel to and from your institution for commuter students.
Trimester calendar system: An academic year consisting of 3 terms of about 15 weeks each.
Tuition: Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term,
per course, or per credit.
*Tutoring: May range from one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects to tutoring in an area such as math,
reading, or writing. Most tutors are college students; at some colleges, they are specially trained and certified.




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Unit: a standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter
credit, contact hour).
Undergraduate: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate degree
program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate.
*Veteran’s counseling: Helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and
provides certifications to the Veteran’s Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition
from the military to a civilian life.
*Visually impaired: Any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely
affect educational performance.
Volunteer work (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students for activity done on a
volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the
community or the public in general.
Wait list: List of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if
space becomes available.
Weekend college: A program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only
on weekends.
White, non-Hispanic: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the
Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).
*Women’s center: Center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an
understanding of the evolving roles of women.
Work experience (as admission factor): Special consideration given to students who have been employed
prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as
explanation of student’s academic and extracurricular record.

                                           Financial Aid Definitions

Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.
Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid
applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.
Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized,
unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student
loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.

Institutional and external funds: Endowment, alumni, or external monies for which the institution determines
the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.
Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own
standards.
Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and
noninstitutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).
Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other
sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.
Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a
student must demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from
institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income)
awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When
reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as need-
based aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
Non-need institutional grants
Non-need tuition waivers


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Non-need athletic awards
Non-need federal grants
Non-need state grants
Non-need outside grants
Non-need student loans
Non-need parent loans
Non-need work
Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student
need not demonstrate financial need to qualify.
Scholarships/grants from external sources: Monies received from outside (private) sources that the
student brings with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to
receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.

Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your
institution in financial aid awards.




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